Six Great Reasons to Love the MLB

By Kevin D. Cox | Submitted On April 21, 2010
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If you're like any normal human specimen, you probably find baseball incredibly boring - it might be akin to watching grass grow or paint dry. In fact, it may be the perfect thing for you to turn on when you hit the couch after a long day and all you really want is a nice, relaxing nap. Trust me, I get it. From the outside looking in, baseball is a bore...a yawner, if you will. It's just a bunch of guys wearing tight pants who are literally just standing around picking daisies. There may be short periods of slight amusement for you, but those are easily drowned out by the continuous, crippling lag.

To make matters worse, you're watching a game that doesn't matter... there's 162 of them! Who cares about what happens? Also, if you're a regular sports fan, you probably hate that Sports Center is about to be riddled with baseball highlights, ruining you're once surefire escape at the end of each day.

My friend, I totally understand. Not to worry though, I'm here to save the day! After all, that's my job. I'm here to say that if you've never really given the MLB a chance, PLEASE DO! I beg you, I implore you. Here's why:

 

1. Details Each game is full of nuances. I know it may take a lot of energy to (uh oh) look at the details of something. It's much easier to watch some gargantuan punch the living daylights out of another. The ladder provides immediate entertainment. However, the former takes a lot more effort, but, thankfully, expending that extra energy pays high dividends. Why? Think about the things you love most in life. What is it that you love so much about them? Is it their overall greatness? Or, is it every little, minute detail? Take a lover for example - you know, the one that drives you CRAZY! I'm sure it's every small detail that turns you on, rather than the person as a whole. Ah hah! I got ya thinkin'! In order to truly appreciate something, you gotta dig the small stuff, and the small stuff is what baseball is all about. The pitcher/batter chess games, the calls from the coaches, the substitutions, the mind games, the shifts in the defense, the varying techniques, the differences in the parks...I could literally go on and on. Do me a favor and really watch an MLB game. Look for the details, analyze & interpret, make your own predictions, and...enjoy! Lastly, pay close attention to the intensity of the game. Although the game might seem nonchalant at first, if you really pay attention, you'll find that the game is super intense. Every little thing that goes on is calculated and certainly has a purpose. The more baseball you watch and the more closely you analyze, the more you will come to appreciate it! I guarantee it, or your money back.

 

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10 Best NBA Players Ever

By Erin Baker | Submitted On October 11, 2009
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1. Michael Jordan

Jordan really didn't have much weakness in his basketball game. He was a relentless defender as witnessed by his 9 All defensive 1st team selections and also winning a defensive player of the year award. He was also by far the most dominant offensive force of his generation, routinely having to battle double and triple teams every game yet still scoring at a career 30.1 PPG pace. Clutch shooting was also his forte as he hit so many game winning shots and his stats only improved in the playoffs when it really mattered. Michael Jordan had 10 Scoring tiles, 5 season MVP awards, 6 Finals MVP awards and 6 championship titles.

 



2. Wilt Chamberlain

Statistically Wilt Chamberlain should be number one on this list. In a single game he once scored 100 pts by himself! In another game he scored 58 pts and pulled down 45 rebounds. His most amazing stat I think is that he never once fouled out of a NBA game in his entire career. He had absolutely off the chart career numbers 30.1 PPG, 22.9 RPG, .540 FGP %. Chamberlain was over 7 ft tall, could run and jump like a gazelle and was one of the strongest men on two feet. On the downside Wilt only won one NBA championship and was a notorious poor free throw shooter.

He may have won more championships if he didn't have to face the great Celtics team of his era almost every year in the playoffs.

3. Bill Russell

You cannot argue with winning and Bill Russell and his Celtics won 11 and I repeat 11 NBA Championships.

Not much more to say about Bill other then he was a fierce competitor, tenacious rebounder, consummate team player and a born winner.

4. Kareem Abdul Jabbar

Where to start, most total points in the NBA ever at 38,387. Kareem won 6 NBA Championships with career averages of 24.6 PPG and 11.2 RPG. Jabbar was a basketball phenom and his famed "Sky-hook" was his unblockable signature shot that kept finding the twine for 1560 NBA games.

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